How does your worker’s compensation in Maryland affect your child support payments?

You may be surprised to learn that workers’ compensation in Maryland and child support payments are often directly related to each other. Here, a lawyer discusses how the two are linked.

Child Support Calculation

Temporary total disability payments are actually considered part of your income. Therefore, what you receive is taken into consideration when child support payments are calculated. This may increase or decrease your payments, depending on the amount of compensation you receive.

Benefit Garnishment

If you fail to make your child support payments and receive Maryland workers’ compensation, your wages may be taken away from you. The Office of Child Support Enforcement Agency has the right to garnish your workers’ comp to cover your child support payments.

Workers’ compensation in Maryland can be confusing. Fortunately, you don’t have to navigate through this topic alone. The lawyers of Jimeno & Gray, P.A., are very familiar with Maryland workers’ comp, and can help you with your case.

Call us at (410) 590-9401 for more information and to speak with an attorney about your worker’s compensation.

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